The New York Islanders also announced that G, Jakub Skarek agreed to terms on a three-year ELC. Skarek was the Isles 72nd overall, 3rd round selection in this summer’s NHL Entry Draft. The 18-year-old posted a 2.41gaa and a .912Sv% in 21 games with Dukla Jihlava of the Czech Extraliga last season. Skarek was noted to be one of, if not the best goalies in the Draft this summer for NHL potential.


Per Release, “Skarek led Czech's second division in wins (21) in 2016-17 and was part of Jihlava's championship run in 2015-16. Internationally, Skarek won a gold medal at the 2016-17 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament and has represented his country at two straight Under-20 World Junior Championships (2018, 2017). He's also played for the Czech Republic at the 2017 Under-18 World Junior Championships and the 2016 World Hockey Challenge.”